Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Window Card

Hello friends! I hope your weekend was a good one. Leo and I went for two pretty long walks, which was fun. He enjoys sitting in his stroller and notice all kinds of interesting things along the way - and stopping at a playground or two. 



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we have a Chill Out challenge. It could be anything from winter, to something about relaxing and chilling out. 


Layers of ink - Winter Window Card by Anna-Karin with the Frosty Day stamp by Penny Black
I made a wintery card this week, using a lovely stamp by Penny Black as my focal point. I ordered this stamp a couple of months ago, but hadn't inked it up yet. This card has a lot of layers, most of which I found on my desk while tidying up - and that made tidying up much more fun too.

Layers of ink - Winter Window Card by Anna-Karin with the Frosty Day stamp by Penny Black
The Frosty Day was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Hero Arts Vintage Metallic Ombre ink. To get the look of windows, I embossed it with clear powder. After embossing, I inked the edges and also applied ink to the bars, by using Ranger's Craft Nib.

Layers of ink - Winter Window Card by Anna-Karin with the Frosty Day stamp by Penny Black
You might see the effect of the embossing powder a little better on this photo.

Layers of ink - Winter Window Card by Anna-Karin with the Frosty Day stamp by Penny Black
Here you can see the layers better: a piece of Sizzix white Paper Leather embossed with dots, a star embossed paper (from yesterday's layout), burlap, text patterned paper and the window. All the edges were distressed and I also took out my sewing machine.

Layers of ink - Winter Window Card by Anna-Karin with the Frosty Day stamp by Penny Black
The sentiment was stamped on a Tattered Curvy Banner, and I also added three little Prima flowers. Aren't they cute? The sentiment was stamped with the darkest shade on the Ombre ink pad.

Layers of ink - Winter Window Card by Anna-Karin with the Frosty Day stamp by Penny Black
The hearts come from the Simon Says Stamp Clipping Heart die.

I really hope you will join us in our Chill Out challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 


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Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.






Thank you so much for visiting today! Have a lovely week!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

CSI Case File #222 Guest Designer

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This month the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge celebrates its five years anniversary. If you have never checked out this wonderful challenge, please do, particularly if you scrapbook. It is created by Debbi Tehrani, and the combination of a colour combo, journaling prompts and product/technique prompts, is really fun. 


I was on the CSI design team from the start in January 2012, and for almost three years, and really enjoyed it. A lot of scrapbooking layouts were created in the process. When Debbi asked me if I wanted to come back as a guest designer this month, to celebrate the anniversary, I thought it was a great idea. It was such fun to work with a case file again. Above you see case file #222.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

Looking through my photos I came on these photos of Leo from last winter, and I knew I wanted to document the story of his cozy blue overalls, that my Mom got for him. He wore it on basically all outings and walks from autumn to early spring. It was a perfect baby overall, soft and warm. 

From the evidence, I used: chevron, snowflakes, stars, something fuzzy, decorative borders, ribbons, bows, stamps and glitter. From the testimony: document something about winter, add jewels to your journaling spot, and the layout was inspired by fashion (or clothes rather). I also used the sketch that you'll find in case file #121.

The journaling was written on three die cut tabbed cards and stapled to the background. You can flip the pages to see the rest of the journaling. It is about the outfit and all the outings and many many walks during which Leo used it.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

I used sticky-back canvas for the background, to add a soft touch to the layout and tore the edges a little. It is layered on a dotty paper. The snowflakes were sponged with grey paint through a lovely StencilGirl Decorative Filigree Ornament stencil by Gwen Lafleur. The German Scraps come from Prima.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

The background was splattered with blue paint, for added texture.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

Behind the photos there are some layers: a paper embossed with stars and a piece of vellum embossed with dots and glittered at the top (it was a left-over from this Winter Wonderland layout). There is also a die cut film frame, some stickers and bows.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

The title was stamped with red ink on a die cut Tattered Curvy Banner, and I used stickers to complete it (Winter Overalls).

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

The bottom third of the layout consists of a piece of watercolour paper. I stamped and white embossed a chevron background stamp on it, aiming for a non-perfect look. Then it was misted with Distress Spray Mists.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

The snowflakes were die cut from red Deco Sheet using the Paper Snowflakes die set.

Layers of ink - CSI case file 222 Winter Layout by Anna-Karin

There is also a dotted ribbon that I happened to find in a box I hadn't looked in for a long time. The bows come from a DCWV paper pad called DIY Project Stack Gift Decor.

Thank you for stopping by here today. I hope you will join the celebrations at CSI. There are also lots of prizes to be won.

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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